Wungu, Bungu in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Wungu only in Tanzania

Population

73,500

Christian

80%

Evangelical

14%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Bungu are a Bantu speaking group of people living among the hills, plains, and ridge-like escarpments to the south east of Lake Rukwa in the Great Rift Valley. Their villages are surrounded by vast expanses of deciduous forest.

The people live in mud brick homes with thatched roofs. Some farm and others fish. The main cash crop is cotton. In the more mountainous villages, they also grow and cure tobacco. For food, they plant rice, corn, millet, and cassava. Many of them also raise goats, cows, pigs, and chickens. The Lake upon which the fishermen depend is reported to be increasing in size, yet becoming more shallow, due to erosion. As a result, the fish are also becoming more scarce. Such work also has its hazards, as the number of crocodiles has been increasing.

The Roman Catholic Church has been in the Bungu area since 1901. Almost all the Bungu are adherents to Christianity in the form of Catholicism, yet to a large degree this is only cultural or nominal. Many still cling to the traditional religion, although most are reluctant to speak of it. Witchcraft is also reported to be widely practiced.




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Country Tanzania
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Mbeya region, Chunya District
People Group Map Wungu, Bungu in Tanzania PDF Version



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People Name General Wungu
People Name in Country Wungu, Bungu
ROP3 Code 110875
Joshua Project People ID 15423
Indigenous Yes
Population in Tanzania 73,500
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Bungu,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bungu 73,460
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General Wungu
Ethnic Code NAB57o
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
80%    ( Evangelical  14% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
10.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
25.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
75.00%
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